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concert Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 8 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Riccardo Chailly conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 8 Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


In May 2011, to close the International Mahler Festival in Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly conducted Mahler's Symphony No. 8.

To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Gustav Mahler's death, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and his musical director Riccardo Chailly, acclaimed all over the world, closed the Festival performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the Symphony of a Thousand.

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  • Riccardo Chailly
  • Erika Sunnegårdh | Soprano
  • Ricarda Merbeth | Soprano
  • Christiane Oelze | Soprano
  • Lioba Braun | Alto
  • Gerhild Romberger | Alto
  • Stephen Gould | Tenor
  • Dietrich Henschel | Baritone
  • Georg Zeppenfeld | Bass
  • MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
  • Thomanerchor
  • GewandhausChor
  • Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
  • GewandhausKinderchor


  • Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 8 in E-flat Major, "of a Thousand"
    • 1. Hymnus: Veni, Creator Spiritus
    • 2. Schluss Szene aus "Faust": Poco adagio, etwas bewegter


  • Directed by:
    • Michael Beyer
  • Venue: Gewandhaus Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany)
  • Production date: 2011
  • Recording date: 2011
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min
  • Production: © Accentus Music
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, DE
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